it happend to me today playing ghosts, it seems when they made the longer trigger back when you press it, it is more from side then straight up and down resulting on too much stress on R2 or L2, it is covered under manufactured one but i also bought extended thru sony, i called today they said il get a email with further info, i guess il just have to be really careful with next one cause i have a feeling this is going to happen alot with shooters
I have had the same thing - Two controllers broken because the spring post broke... I've only played for a few hours a day for the past two weeks...
Did you just call Sony under warranty to get a replacement????
Calling Sony for an exchange is your only option other than returning it to the retailer as these parts are not available and may never be.
My friends controler did the same thing. I took the controler apart and found the post with the spring failed. Not from user abuse. It fractured due to engenering flaw. The spring caused it to fail. The pastic hardness is not to par. I could also tell from how it seperated was not due to force by the user.
I just got done fixing it.
I used Loctite Ultra Gel Control Super Glue. Just a little will do. It must be this type of super glue. If you don't have any. Don't bother.
Line up the fracture point and press firmly together. Take a toothpick and clean the overflow around the joint. If you don't it will have a little resistance. Then it would have to wear fit.
The glue is about $4 bucks from Walmart. Works flawlessly.
I do think that Sony should send us replacement parts for thoes who know how to fix things. All they would have to do is make us agree to a waiver that if we attempt to fix it and mess it up, we are liable.
In the end, it would save Sony in the long run. Instead of the cost of shipping, labor, then the cost of a whole new unit, when it was just a less than a .50 cent peice.